The Molecatcher

by Heather Alexander

In Revanna town at the sign of the plough
There lived a molecatcher, shall I tell you now?
He had a young wife, she was buxom and gay,
And she and another young farmer did play

TURNAROUND:
Lo til lie day, lo til lie little, li lo til lie day

Well, the farmer he knocked on her door and did say
“Where is the molecatcher, good woman, I pray?”
“He’s out catchin’ moles, love, you need have no fear”
But she didn’t know the molecatcher was near

TURNAROUND:

Well, he crept up the stairs in the midst of their frolic
The molecatcher caught him right up by the jacket
“I’ve been a molecatcher for most of my life
But here’s the best mole I ever caught with my wife”

TURNAROUND:

“Well, I’ll make you pay dearly for filling my quiver
I’ll take from your pocket a full twenty silver”
“Twenty silver,” says the farmer, “I really can’t mind,
It only works out about copper a time”

TURNAROUND:

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